IR & Politics staff are members of the following cross-departmental  research centres:

The Centre for Civil Society and Citizenship

The Northumbria Centre for Civil Society and Citizenship aims to bring together researchers, practitioners and policy makers interested in exploring the shifting dynamics of the relationships between the theory, policy, practices and institutions of civil society and citizenship at a number of spatial scales: the local, regional, national, international and transnational. Funders/collaborators/partners include The Economic and Social Research Council, Arts and Humanities Research Council, CAFOD, Voluntary Service Overseas, AgeUK, Institute for Volunteering Research, Home Start, Community Concern Erewash, Volunteer Development Scotland.

IR & Politics members: Dr Siobhan Daly


The Centre for International Development

The Centre brings together academics and practitioners from the UK and internationally to promote research, consultancy, teaching, training and public engagement on global poverty and inequality, the communities and individuals who experience it, and the policies, practices and approaches that seek to address it. Members of the Centre are drawn from diverse disciplines across the arts and social sciences and work with a wide range of partners in global South and North, specialising in three main areas:
•  NGOs, Activism and Civil Society
•  Governance, Environmental Resources and Sustainability
•  Transnationalism, Cosmopolitanism and Mobility

IR & Politics members: Dr Oliver Hensengerth, Dr Siobhan Daly